TxA Emerging Design + Technology: Call for Papers Deadline Extended to July 15

UPDATE: Authors of selected papers for the 2014 TxA Emerging Design and Technology will be notified on the week of August 18.


The TxA Emerging Design + Technology conference brings experimental research and exploration among academics and practitioners to a broad audience of designers, practicing architects, construction industry executives, building products manufacturers, students, and other researchers. It takes advantage of the collection of over 3,500 representatives of these fields at the Texas Society of Architects Convention and Design Expo to create a forum for sharing new ideas being formulated in schools of architecture and elsewhere.

Selected academics and researchers will have the opportunity to present their papers at three 90-minute sessions at the Texas Society of Architects 75th Annual Convention and Design Expo, taking place November 6–8, 2014, in Houston, Texas. Abstracts will be double-blind peer reviewed for acceptance, and the full papers will be printed in an annual publication of proceedings. This opportunity is open to everyone.

Topics of Interest

The focus of the 2014 TxA Emerging Design + Technology will be developments in digital technology that inform design and fabrication in architecture and building. Topics that are of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Digital fabrication and rapid prototyping
  • Robotic craft and assembly
  • Integrated design tools
  • Computational models of building performance
  • Composite and synthetic materials
  • Responsive environments
  • Digital design theory

Submitting Your Abstract

  • The submission should include an abstract, as well as a completed 2014 Submission Form.
  • The abstract should be no longer than 500 words; it can be submitted as a PDF or Word document (5MB or less). 
  • Include the full paper title as well as supporting images. Images should be low-resolution and embedded in the document. 
  • Author names and affiliations should be redacted from the abstract to maintain anonymity. 
  • Email the final documents to convention@texasarchitects.org, using the subject line “TxA Emerging Design + Technology.”


  • Selected authors will be notified of the style/formatting requirements for publication.
  • Receipt of the final paper confirms the presentation slot at the Texas Society of Architects 75th Annual Convention and Design Expo in Houston.
  • All selected papers will be published in the conference proceedings following the convention.

Download 2014 Submission Form and return it with your abstract to: convention@texasarchitects.org

Questions? Email Conference Chair Kory Bieg.